In addition to spreading pollen and creating delicious honey, bees are extremely important to our environment and crucial to the earth’s eco-system. Recent studies have even suggested that bees are endangered, something that would pose massive problems for our world at large. None of this means that you should allow them to invade on your property. While there are many positives when it comes to bees, those rave reviews are for them and what they do in the wild. Up close and personal, bees and wasps hold many dangers that threaten your property and your family.
First off, a bee or wasp infestation on your property poses several risks to the structure since they can quickly grow into large colonies. Bees have even invaded the interior of buildings in the past and created colonies in the walls that required professional removal and repair. When wasps invade commercial properties, many customers choose to go elsewhere until the visible hive has been eradicated.
In addition to being painful, many people are allergic to bees and wasps. A single sting could send someone to the emergency room, even if they never had a problem before. For this reason, it is important to have a pest control professional handle any type of bee removal since you can be harmed trying to do it yourself.
You also have to be aware of the different kinds of bees and their different and sometimes dangerous behavior, especially if they are they tend to swarm. These types of bees are aggressive and need to be guarded against. Africanized bees, in particular, are far more aggressive than other types of bees and unfortunately, it’s hard for people to tell the difference until it’s too late and they’ve been stung. Once a colony of these bees sets up on your property, you risk someone being stung by hundreds of bees at once. These kinds of bees are often aggravated by normal daily activities such as the sound of a child’s scream or a lawn mower. For this reason, people often encounter these dangerous insects when they are simply enjoying their summer.
Although seeing a single bee does not mean that your entire property is infested, you should be concerned if you see several flying around your yard or building in the morning or evening hours because they may be heading to their hive. Fortunately, these pests can easily be eliminated by working with a professional to have them safely removed.